BitPay, the virtual payment platform focused on the management of Bitcoins, and Valve, the popular video game firm (in software and hardware), have officially announced their partnership to promote a new payment method on Steam, Valve's virtual store. It is about the possibility of buying any game and from anywhere in the world through Bitcoins, cryptocurrencies.
The idea is to be able to buy titles from Valve (including Left 4 Dead, Half-Life and Portal) or any of the other 9,000 games from the rest of the developer firms that are promoted on Steam, a store that is available in almost 240 countries, paying from safely and quickly using this method. The new option will be displayed within the list of payment methods received and for its execution, a redirection will be made to the Bitpay page.
According to the couple of companies, the greatest advantages of said implementation will be seen in countries such as India, China and Brazil, which represent large emerging markets in the video game sector and whose users do not usually have credit cards for virtual payments or practical purchasing methods. online that do not require large commissions for the right to purchase goods and services online.
In short, more possibilities to spend money, including Bitcoins, in the eventual sales promotions of Steam video games. According to Bitpay, the ideal is to bring the payment method to more video game stores.
More information: Bitpay official blog